Circle left *Won't you come along now Come along with me now To the Mississippi Yeah, yeah, the Mississippi Left allemande, well you weave that ring **Truckin' on down now to New Orleans Dosado around your baby Men star left and maybe Go twice around now, yeah twice around now Hey when you meet you swing your sweet Promenade, keep walkin' down to Basin Street Headswheel around, slide thru, dosado Make an ocean wave and rock it so neat Spin chain thru, "Oh, Basin Street" Girls circulate, star thru, partner trade Cross trail you do, swing the corner Sue Allemande left new corner, promenade you do So I can lose those Basin Street Blues
*The band's gonna meet us Yeah, it's gonna meet us Old friends are gonna greet us Yeah, they're gonna greet us
**Shuffle on down to the land of dreams
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Won't you come and go with me
Down that Mississippi
We'll take a boat to the land of dreams
Come along with me on, down to New Orleans
Now the band's there to greet us
Old friends will meet us
Where all them folks goin' to the St. Louis Cemetery meet
Heaven on earth... they call it Basin Street
I'm tellin' ya, Basin Street... is the street
Where all them characters from the First street they meet
New Orleans... land of dreams
You'll never miss them rice and beans
Way down south in New Orleans
They'll be huggin'... and a kissin'
That's what I been missin'
And all that music...lord, if you just listen'
New Orleans...I got them Basin Street Blues
Now ain't you glad you went with me
On down that Mississippi
We took a boat to the land of dreams
Heaven on earth...they call it Basin Street
Lyrics by Spencer Williams. Recorded by Louis Armstrong (1928).